Why wont my car stay started?

Asked by Oct 25, 2014 at 08:31 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced throttle censor and coil Pac
I have spark! And fuel pump works just fine
it starts for 3seconds and then shuts off.

6 Answers

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Will it stay running if you hold light pressure on gas pedal? If so possibly dirty/faulty idle air control valve or dirty throttle plate.

No I give it gas to keep it goin then it dies

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It could be a hand full of different. Things bad sensor or the security in those cars have had bad problems too

I was told a cam position censor...??

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have you ever changed the fuel filter? if not i would do that and possibly carry a rubber mallet with me incase it dies again u just need to hit the center of the gas tank and start car. i had the same problem. also ask the mechanics what parts mimic the TPS switch i also had that problem, i cant remember off the top of my head what it was calld but check on that. good luck

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check fuel filter, alternator, battery, TPS (Throttle Position Switch) or MAP Sensor (MAP/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance Problem)

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